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Screenshot of GnuCash in Ubuntu
Developed by GnuCash development team
Stable release 2.2.9  (24 February 2009) [+/−]
Preview release [+/−]
Written in C, Scheme
Platform Cross-platform
Available in multilingual
Type Accounting
License GNU General Public License

GnuCash is a free accounting software which implements a double-entry bookkeeping system. It was initially aimed at developing capabilities similar to Intuit, Inc.'s Quicken application, but also has features for small business accounting. Recent development has been focused on adapting to modern desktop support-library requirements.

GnuCash is part of the GNU Project, and runs on Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like platforms. A Microsoft Windows (2000 or newer) port was made available starting with the 2.1.x series released on 2007-04-14.


[edit] Design

GnuCash is written primarily in C, with a small fraction in Scheme.[1]

[edit] Features

  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Scheduled Transactions
  • Mortgage and Loan Repayment Druid
  • Small Business Accounting Features
  • OFX, QIF Import
  • HBCI Support (disabled in pre-compiled binaries due to licensing conflicts)[2]
  • Transaction-Import Matching Support
  • (Limited) Multi-User SQL Support
  • Multi-Currency Transaction Handling
  • Stock/Mutual Fund Portfolios
  • Online Stock and Mutual Fund Quotes

[edit] Notes

  1. ^ "Why don't you rewrite GnuCash in programming language xyz so that I can contribute easily?". Frequently asked questions. GnuCash website. "GnuCash is a large body of code maintained by a small group of developers who are comfortable in C and Scheme (Guile). Actually, 80% of it is in C and approx. 13% is in Scheme/Lisp." 
  2. ^ "It cannot be done because the HBCI libraries are being compiled against a GPL-incompatible library."[1]

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